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Dufour-Lapointe makes Olympic history

Justine Dufour-Lapointe
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According to NBC Sports, Justine Dufour-Lapointe of Montreal made history on Saturday by becoming the youngest freestyle skier in the history of the Olympic Winter Games to win an Olympic gold medal.

At 19 years of age, Dufour-Lapointe broke the record that was previously held by Australian Dale Begg-Smith who won the gold medal in the men's moguls competition at age 21 at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games in Torino.

After winning the gold medal, Dufour-Lapointe showed extreme excitement and danced around the base of the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park with passion and joy. She also was embraced by Canadian Olympic Committee president Marcel Aubut who was in attendance to watch the women's moguls final.

Justine Dufour-Lapointe was also joined on the Olympic podium with her sister, Chloe, who won the silver medal. Team Canada could also win gold and silver in men's moguls as Alexandre Bilodeau of Montreal, Quebec and Mikael Kingsbury of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec have dominated the World Cup moguls circuit this season. They will compete Monday.

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